The Perennial Philosophy


Philosophia Perennis -- the phrase was coined by Leibniz; but the thing -- the metaphysic that recognizes a divine Reality substantial to the world of things and lives and minds; the psychology that finds in the soul something similar to, or even identical with, divine Reality; the ethic that places man's final end in the knowledge of the immanent and transcendent Ground of all being -- the thing is immemorial and universal.  Rudiments of the Perennial Philosophy may be found among the traditionary lore of primitive peoples in every region of the world, and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions.

Aldous Huxley, The Perennial Philosophy

"There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it."

George Bernard Shaw

This site is dedicated to the perspective described by Aldous Huxley in his book The Perennial Philosophy.  I hope it will serve as a meeting place for all those who sense that, beneath and beyond the diversity of religious forms, there must be Truth, and that since Truth cannot contradict itself, it is always the same Truth.


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